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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? So soon?!?!

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. Until recently I looked at all of the LinkedIn invitations I received. For now, be more discerning in who you connect with.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. Some have flourished. Enterprise 2.0

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc. I was delighted to get an invite to Google+.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? It wasn’t in 2007 and it won’t be in 2011, nor in 2015!

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. Some are from people I know and want to connect with.

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage.  Here are some other characteristics of communities. Join us.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. In developing the service and discussing it with VCs, we have always seen the most obvious latent competitors in the reputation measurement space as Google and LinkedIn.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. One of the many topics discussed was the use of social media to track metrics and correlate these with organizational success metrics. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. And You? Where do you sit?

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

However if you do you should do that on a similar social platform to where they originally appeared. The possible responses are: 1. Absolutely.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. What a refreshing change.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

For anyone who hasn’t read the previous posting in this series, they were: The Smart Worker : learns continuously with social media.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Rate & Discover The Most Talented People In Your Network. LinkedIn, for me, is the new business card rolodex service. world. mixten

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise?

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

social learning, are fully immersed, rich experiences that one cannot avoid, but fully embrace when bumping into them time and time again.

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. We’ll see.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ).

The job bubble

Harold Jarche

As the industrial age gives way to a networked age, there is less need for well-defined, cookie-cutter jobs. economy — Silicon Valley.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Facebook beat MySpace and many other contenders to the critical point when network effects drive exponential growth. I’m still blogging, as are many others, but the conversation is constantly moving: Blogs are for longer thoughts (at least for me). Be flexible.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

still think it’s a bit too early to be announcing the painful death of each of those social networking environments. Or not.

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

Networks route around hierarchy. The above image, by Verna Allee , shows the relationship between hierarchies and networks in various domains.

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Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

If 2011 was about quid-pro-quo … or reciprocity as I deemed it, it’s my wish for the year 2012 to be about the interlocutor.

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

Social media is growing in importance and I think every speaker indicated their organization was doing something with social media.

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. Just Jay

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Health insurers combine social media and existing data (credit ratings, location, employment) to more accurately, and cost effectively, assess risk.

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Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. 3. Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. Unfortunately there is little evidence that these classes work very well. Mentoring.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I would agree it’s a social learning tool … but nothing much different than previous discussion forum technologies (eg. So, enter Quora.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Number converted to hires. Join us.

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What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I don’t think so. Join us.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

social learning, are fully immersed, rich experiences that one cannot avoid, but fully embrace when bumping into them time and time again.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I don’t think so. Join us.

Communities and Networks Connections – Top Posts Late July

Nancy White

Best of Communities and Networks Connection. Week of July 30, 2011. EMODERATION |WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011. Yes, indeed! Tweets.

Questions, Answers, Quora, Asymmetric Follow and does this make us Human?

Mark Oehlert

Asymmetric Follow is a core pattern for Web 2.0, in which a social network user can have many people following them without a need for reciprocity.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Now 200 contribs to Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 [link] Please share your Top 10 here [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Social Learning at TELUS [link] # realwplearn #. Tweet.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou? Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver. And here is why … . Here is the list: .

Blog Post: Why are so few KM events done over the web?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen A month or so back Matthew Loxton started a discussion on the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin by asking the question "Why are so few KM events done over the web". People will serve the social networks that best serve their goals and objectives. Social media, communities, CoPs, etc., link].